My goal with this project was to go through the exercise of developing a very short animated film from start to finish. I wanted to explore a specific style and to work on creating a sense of place.
STEP 1: STORY & SCRIPT
I wanted to think of a very basic idea that was almost just a single scene, rather than a long story. The log line I landed on was "A character on an unknown planet witnesses a crash landing from a distance and ventures out to investigate." Once I had that idea I wrote a few scripts out to flush it out a bit more. You can take a look at 3 initial scripts here
STEP 2: RESEARCH
Once I had the idea, I started to do some research and put together a mood board. This is designed to give me inspiration for tone and style. It was also an opportunity to see some options for color.